1. October 2020

Interview with Fill

Fakuma Internationale Fachmesse für Kunststoffverarbeitung Teambild Fill uai

What opportunities does Fakuma offer you for your products and your company?

The fair has created a meeting place for the plastics industry. We take the opportunity to present our innovations on this platform. Fill’s product strategy exactly matches the target group of the “Fakuma Virtual”.

What are your first experiences with Fakuma Virtual?

To date, we have no experience with virtual trade fairs, but we are already very excited about the feedback and what new contacts will be created as a result.

What opportunities do you see in the virtual format?

  • We are convinced that we will meet new people through the virtual format.
  • Interested parties can easily find us using search terms. Up to now, the trade fair stand was an eye-catcher, but now we can score points with our virtual presence.
  • Even though we can’t get in touch with our visitors in person at Fakuma Virtuell, we would like to show the Fill team in the showroom.

Tell us about the highlights in your showroom.

MULTILAYER – Lay down thermoplastic tapes in high performance.
The newly developed machine lays down tapes with a width of 50 mm with 16 laying heads and a speed of up to 1,000 mm/s. The material range extends from PA and PP to PEEK. The machine can be operated in a very user-friendly way via TAPE STUDIO, Fill’s application software.

With this equipment, the prepared scrims are fully consolidated in a 2-step process. The semi-finished products then go directly into the injection molding process.

Fill develops and supplies complete production lines for composite components in mass production. From cutting and preforming, through integration of the RTM process, to finishing and component testing, Fill supplies everything from a single source. All production and process data of the system are collected, documented and analyzed.

Rotary table plants are perfectly suited for the mass production of molded parts made of polyurethane. To avoid downtime during mold changes, Fill has developed a fully automatic mold carrier mold changer. This enables a change in the production cycle. The tools are prepared, changed and cleaned externally. Rotary table plants thus become highly flexible production systems.

May we look forward to more novelties/highlights in your showroom?

May we look forward to more novelties/highlights in your showroom?

Do you have any webcasts planned that visitors to Fakuma Virtual can look forward to?

Fill is not planning a specific webcast, however, we invite those interested to come directly to Fill for a live, in-person demonstration. Our composite experts will present in the period 05. to October 09, 2020 (already one week before Fakuma) the efficient production of thermoplastic tape fabrics. We look forward to many visitors – in person at the company or virtually via MS Teams. Make your personal appointment with Elisabeth Dötzlhofer-Fery (Tel: +43 7757 7010-7591, elisabeth.doetzlhofer@fill.co.at).

What are you particularly looking forward to at Fakuma 2021 (if participation is planned?)

We hope to be able to hold the talks in person again in 2021 and extend a warm welcome to the plastics industry to our booth in Friedrichshafen. As usual, we will again spoil our visitors with cocktails, beer and Austrian specialties in the Fill Cocktail Lounge. Personal contact, stimulating conversations and mutual exchange of knowledge in the real world is nevertheless indispensable.